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What is His Reason?

When I try to get into the mind of God, I still can not get my head around it. God is love, I understand the concept, but why? Why would a God give up the universe for a creation?

I know it’s His nature, but what kind of nature gives up everything for literally nothing? Some would say, God has found some worth in His creation, but saying that, I can’t say I am willing to die for a clay vessel. There is a mystery about God, an act that says something about who He is, that is unfathomable to the human mind. God loved us first, before we could even conceive of God in the first place.

I don’t really have a response to this. Just awe. I just look bewildered at this amazing Deity, and appreciate every day what a wonderful God we have. I guess that in reality is what this whole notion of Christianity is in the first place. We have a God who is so impressive, we can’t deny Him. The more we understand, the more helpless we become to resist HIs magnetic attraction. There, lies within our soul, something that can appreciate such beauty, and we know it’s “true”, and that is the only thing that know is real. Nothing else matters. I exist, not because I can think, no, I exist because I am known of God. This tremendous fact reverberates every single cell in my body. Nothing else matters, He is real, and I am real because He thinks of me.

But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also.

It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Romans 4: 23-25

Raised for our justification. God has made us right. I am not even sure what that means. Yes, I am a theologian, but this concept of being “right” with God is something out of magical thinking. I understand well, why this plan of salvation will be something we will study for an eternity. There are concepts and ideas so deep and profound my mind feels barely comprehensible. I will have to take Gods word for it and believe I am “just”, how can I think anything else? How else does a sinner claim anything good without the righteousness of Jesus Christ? As I am writing this, I probably have more questions then anything really profound to say. Jesus died for me. He came back to life for me. I can have eternity, because God overcame death with Life. I am not condemned to a death I so readily deserve, but have been given something more. A resurrection, a promise, a change, eternity, all given to me by the most gracious being in the universe. Yes, my friends, the tomb is empty. We have much to celebrate!

Connected to the Vine

-Pastor Danny

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